It looks like the excellent Themed Login plugin by James Kelly will no longer be needed (in its present form)! It essentially overwrites wp-login.php with custom php which means lots of hacking to make modifications to any login and registration functions. I’ve looked for workarounds, but have run up against the wall of having to hack the files themselves or overwrite them, which is almost as bad.
David Still (Viper007Bond) has come up with a solution and opened up a Trac entry on wordpress.org to add hooks to wp-login.php! As of right now, it’s scheduled to officially be added to the wordpress core files in version 2.6! I can’t wait to start testing it and here I am blogging about it already. I’m excited by strange things ’tis true!